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Richards-Ross beats strong 400m field

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 2:46 PM    

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Sanya Richards-Ross won her first race as 400m Olympic champion today, defeating world champion Amantle Montsho in a tight finish.

The Jamaican-born athlete who now competes for the US ran to take the event in 49.89 ahead of Montsho (50.03) who finished out of the medals at the London Olympics.

Third went to Britain’s Olympic silver medalist, Christine Ohuruogu in 50.77.

The race also included world leader Antonina Krivoshapka of Russia and Olympic finalists, Americans DeeeDee Trotter , who took bronze, and Francena Mccorory.

RANKATHLETENATIONRESULTREAC. T.DIA. POINTSDIA. RANKING
1RICHARDS-ROSS SanyaUSA49.890.15882
2MONTSHO AmantleBOT50.030.22161
3OHURUOGU ChristineGBR50.770.19854
4KRIVOSHAPKA AntoninaRUS50.930.222

5MCCORORY FrancenaUSA51.080.31416
6TROTTER DeedeeUSA51.750.204

7GUSHCHINA YuliyaRUS52.530.185

8HJELMER MoaSWE52.880.169

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